Medical Malpractice Law

21Oct

What Is the Difference Between a Medical Assistant and a Registered Nurse?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
whistleblower protection for nurses

Do you think you suffered an injury due to the negligence of a medical assistant or registered nurse? You could be owed compensation if their actions failed to meet an acceptable standard of care, causing you serious harm as a…

12Aug

Patient Notification for Abnormal Imaging Results

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Doctor misread X-rays

Patients sometimes have to undergo certain imaging procedures such as x-rays, CTs, mammograms, brain scans, MRIs, and more. These diagnostic procedures help doctors and radiologists determine whether there is something abnormal in a person’s body. No one wants to hear…

5Jun

FYI: Medical Abbreviations Can Lead to Errors

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Medical Abbreviations can be scary

Have you ever tried to read a prescription from your doctor and wondered if it was written in a foreign language? You are not alone. Aside from poor penmanship, medical abbreviations can make any type of notes from a doctor…

21May

CDC: 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Occur Each Year; 60% Are Preventable

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Occur Each Year

The birth of a child should be one of the happiest moments of a woman’s life. Sadly, for some women, problems related to pregnancy or birth can lead to the end of a life rather than the start of a…

10May

Doctor Shares Common Causes of Diagnostic Errors

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Medical Errors Statistics 2018

Diagnostic errors can be the result of a multitude of things. However, there are some common behaviors that one doctor recently warned about to help other health care professionals prevent diagnostic errors and improve their bedside manner. In an article…

12Feb

Correcting Errors in Medical Records Could Save Your Life

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Correcting errors in medical records

Did you know that nearly 1 in 10 people who access their medical records request corrections to errors for a number of different reasons? This estimate from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology illustrates the importance…

7Dec

Numerous Indiana Hospitals Face Penalties for Readmission Rates

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
Indiana patient readmissions

Dozens of hospitals in Indiana, including several in the Indianapolis area, will see their Medicare reimbursements reduced in the coming year due to their readmission rates, Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) reports. A hospital’s readmission rate – like the number of…

7Dec

What Can You Do When a Home Birth Goes Wrong?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law
What are the risks of home births?

Planned out-of-hospital births, or “home births,” account for around only 1 percent of the four million births that occur in the U.S. every year, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates. Still, the same data shows that…

27Mar

Do Doctors Understand Immunotherapy Side Effects?

Posted by Baker & Gilchrist in Medical Malpractice Law

Advances in cancer treatment have greatly improved cancer survival rates in recent years, the National Cancer Institute notes. However, some new forms of cancer treatment such as immunotherapy can cause patients to suffer harmful and potentially life-threatening side effects. A…

19Nov

Medical Malpractice Myths Versus Reality

Posted by Rachel Harmon in Medical Malpractice Law
Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys separate medical malpractice myths and reality.

It is understood that medicine is not an exact science.  Most healthcare providers are genuine in their desire to provide good healthcare to their patients.  But, medical mistakes occur and people are harmed by those mistakes.  The truth is that…